Longtime Goodland, Kansas resident Esther Kathryn Beard, 99, passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Goodland Regional Medical Center in Goodland.
Esther was born on February 24, 1919 in Beaver City, Nebraska, to John William and Mary Ellen (Cameron) Garey. She was an only child. She grew up in Beaver City and graduated from Beaver City High School in 1937.
On April 18, 1942, Esther married Almo Lee Beard in Beaver City. To this union, three children; Margaret, John and David were born. The family lived in Beaver City and Bertrand until 1957, when they then moved to Benkelman, Nebraska. In 1998, Esther moved from Benkelman, to Goodland.
Esther enjoyed traveling, quilting, card games, jigsaw puzzles, and most of all spending time with all her grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents, and her husband Almo.
She is survived by her three children; Margaret Kaufman of Goodland, KS, John (Sandy) Beard of Apache Junction, AZ, and David (Jaci) Beard of Aurora, CO. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild as well as a host of friends.
Esther Beard Memorial Fund
and may be left at the services or mailed to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main Ave.,, Goodland KS 67735